Thursday, June 29, 2017

Modern Trends for Wedding Invitations ~ Guest Blogger

Hi everyone!  There's something a little different here today on Buttons & Bling.  Wendy Dessler saw my Anniversary card that I made for Verve's 5th Anniversary and asked if she could highlight my card on her blog and be a guest blogger here.  I thought it would be a fun so, without further ado, here's Wendy...

Modern Trends For Wedding Invitations

Today’s bride and groom have a lot of options their parents and grandparents did not. We use social media for almost everything so it is only natural to ask, “Do we really need to send out wedding invitations?” The answer is yes. This is a tradition that you should not do away with.

Though you probably will set up a wedding website, and a honeymoon online registry. You may even take advantage of placing your order online for bridesmaids dresses.

There are people who do not use computers. Your family and friends who are in the older generations may not even use a computer. If that person is told to go to a website for the invitation, they may be seriously offended. While you may not see any harm in this, for some people it is an insult that they may have trouble getting over.

Breaking tradition while using invitation trends

Just because you realize that an invitation is a “must do” there are new trends that make the project romantic, artsy, and loads of fun. Here are a few ideas to help you:

  • Use Snappy Colors

Forget the old fashion white wedding invitations. Go with dark colors like plum, navy blue, or black. Use gold or silver lettering to add a little class and color

  • Romantic watercolors

Watercolors are warm and romantic, especially for destination or beach weddings. Pale blues, yellows, or pinks make a soft watercolor scene. You can add colors that simply suggest a scene. For example, if you use a soft light blue over the top, white, then a deeper blue, followed by tan. You just used a color scheme that suggests without pictures, of the beach.  This is perfect if you are having a destination wedding in Hawaii. Use calligraphy to add understated elegance.

  • Envelope Liners

When a guest receives your wedding invitations, they know they are something special. They open the envelope carefully as to preserve it. The first thing they see is the envelope liner. Foils are often used in gold or silver but don’t hold back. Use this space to put some snap in your printed wedding package. Keep them with the wedding theme. The liner should be beautiful. It can be solid or floral and other prints. Bring out the color of the invitation give your invitation the wow factor you have hoped for.

  • Monograms or Family Crests

This year’s trend is placing a monogram at the top of your invitation. It can be your initials or a combination of your names. Some people (who are taking the last name of the spouse) often look up their family crests. It is a fun way to get to know a little history in your family. Of course, the light colors need a dark ink monogram and the dark paper needs a light, white, or silver ink. The monograms and family crests are very detailed and you want your guests to see how much effort you put into the introduction of their lives together.  

Author Bio
Wendy Dessler
Wendy is a super-connector with Outreachmama who helps businesses find their audience online through outreach, partnerships, and networking. She frequently writes about the latest advancements in digital marketing and focuses her efforts on developing customized blogger outreach plans depending on the industry and competition.

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